HOLLYWOOD – Joseph Fiennes is to play Michael Jackson in a new film based on the King of Pop’s life and the Studio Exec has got an EXCLUSIVE first look.
Joseph Fiennes’ new film is a Thriller: it’s Bad! It’s Off the Wall! It’s Captain Eo!!!! The Shakespeare in Love star is to play King of Pop Michael Jackson in a new film and in order to prepare for the role the English actor and brother of Ralph Fiennes has gone into the recording studio and recorded a track for track tribute album of Jackson’s best selling album Bad. Fiennes popped into the Studio Exec NeverNever Land compound to talk about his approach the iconic role:
No one was more surprised than me when I landed the role and I understood that many would think it should have gone to a black actor. However, all those arguments aside, I want to do the best job that I can. Just as I did in Killing Me Softly with Heather Graham. And everyone remembers how well that turned out!
So what’s your approach?
I want to completely absorb myself in the role. So first thing I did after I put the phone down was to write all the songs for the album Bad. Then the next morning, I got up early watched a Macaulay Culkin video and went straight to the studio to record my version of that amazing album.
I know. I was surprised at how quick it took. I mean I played the instruments as well, but I was done by lunch time. I must admit I lost some admiration for the man. Tomorrow I’m doing Thriller and the week after that we’re on tour.
When’s the film due out?
Film? Oh, God I forgot we had to do a film as well! Okay. Yeah they’ll phone me. But the most important thing is I immerse myself in the character. The album will come out next week and I’m doing a Pepsi commercial Tuesday.
Joseph Fiennes’ Bad will be released in 2017.
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